06/30/2012 (18:30 - 22:00) · Siegen
Briefing & Concert
Siegen: »A Living Relationship - Music in the German and American Synagogue«with Samuel Adler, Juilliard School of Music, New York
Building bridges – this is how Samuel Adler, outstanding composer of our times, has an effect worldwide. Born to the Jewish cantor and composer Hugo Chaim Adler in Germany, Samuel Adler grew up in exile in the United States. More than 400 works were penned by Samuel Adler, including operas, symphonies, as well as chamber music. Samuel Adler has been awarded many prizes for promoting musical understanding, not least considering the German-American relations. Highly appreciated is his expertise on the transatlantic impact on the 19th and 20th century’s synagogal music.
Samuel Adler is not only a prominent artist but also Professor at the Juilliard School of Music in New York since 1995. Besides this, Samuel Adler has been teaching at more than 300 universities all over the world and thus let young musicians in on his arts of composing. What impact do individual, biographic experiences have on the process of composing? And how do sociopolitical influences shape whole musical genres?
On June 30, 2012, an exclusive talk with Samuel Adler took place at Das Naschwerk, followed by a concert entitled »A Living Relationship – Music in the German and American Synagogue« at the Nikolaikirche, addressing the transatlantic character of this style of music. With works of Louis Lewandowksi, Hugo Chaim Adler, Heinrich Schalit and Samuel Adler; directed by: Ute Debus.
Moderation: Prof. Martin Herchenröder, Professor of Theory of Music at the University of Siegen
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